The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

African adventure showcases the best of Zulu culture at Ayr Town Hall on Friday

Africa, Africa (Giya Ngengoma) a vibrant and globally acclaimed masterpiece of dynamic and traditional Zulu culture, comes to Ayr Town Hall on 4 October 2013 from 7pm.


[Pictured: A taste of the Mighty Zulu nation show, where the power of dance meets pulsating Zulu drum rhythms!]

Presented by the acclaimed Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company (currently touring the UK) the amazing voices of the cast, coupled with the power of dance and the pulsating Zulu drum rhythms have already delighted audiences across the world.

Since the theatre was formed in 1982, in Durban, South Africa, it has toured extensively, bringing an energetic take on Zulu culture to theatres, festivals and schools, while offering young South Africans the opportunity to develop their musical and choreographic talent from grass roots to professional excellence.


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Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: “Africa, Africa is a potted history of the Zulu nation’s culture and foundation, cleverly put together with traditional Zulu dance and song and told through the story of a native wedding.

“The powerful Zulu Witch Doctor plays a significant and unifying role in this production and the added dimension of the energetic traditional Ngoma dance sequences and the incredible drumming are the highlights of the show.”

Theatre director Dr Iain Storey added: “We’re keen to bring our blend of African dance and music to audiences in Ayr and our main aim is to grow positive perceptions of our culture and respect for ethnic values, to encourage us all to share our common humanity. 

“We’ve loved being in the UK and we’ve had great sell-out shows from venues as diverse as the Isle of Lewis, to performing for HRH Queen Elizabeth II on Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abby. 

Councillor Grant concluded: “Africa, Africa offers outstanding entertainment for the entire family, with fun audience participation, to make this musical and dance showcase a truly memorable and magical experience.”

Africa, Africa (Giya Ngengoma) will be at Ayr Town Hall on 4 October at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 (no concessions) and can be booked through the Ayr Gaiety Theatre box office on 01292 288235 or www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.


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